How do we love well?
That’s a tough question, isn’t it?
Loving well is running through the field and letting them be little. It’s sitting up late at night with a cup of coffee when words aren’t enough. It’s an encouraging fist-bump and an embrace that says you mean something to me.
I want to live free as the type of mom who loves well. The type of wife who loves well. The type of friend who loves well. The type of neighbor who loves well.
Love isn’t one-size-fits-all.
It grows and it multiplies and it takes the forms of all sorts of shapes and sizes and shadows we never knew were there.
Loving well looks different from one person to the next, from one moment to the next.
To love well is to let grace spill over.
It’s using our hands to lift someone up. To give a high five. To wipe a tear away.
Sometimes loving well is crying right along with someone.
And sometimes it’s digging deep and finding those jokes because joy can always be found.
I break away from city lights and I look up at the stars and I know that I’m just Kayla, but somehow in this amazing universe, that’s enough. I’ve been knitted together by the maker of it all. I have a purpose and a mission and I am free to love well, right where I am.
How are you loving your people well? Can you think of a moment when you felt well loved?
This part of 31 daily posts of living free. Living freely is something we do momentarily, but to fully live free? That’s a transformation — a total change not only in what we’re like, but in who we are. You can find all the 31 Days of Living Free posts here.